Leadership Centre

Supporting leadership capacity building within Ontario.

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Enhancing leadership competencies, facilitating thoughtful discussion and examination of leadership issues for public health professionals.

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Community Food Advisor

Promoting safe and nutritious food selection, preparation and storage practices.

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Community Food Advisors work in their community to improve and promote safe and healthy food selection, preparation, and storage practices.

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Public Health and You

Your questions about public health answered...all in one place.

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Learn about why public health plays a vital role in ensuring the health of communities across Ontario!

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Ontario Public Health Association

Committed to improving the health of Ontarians.

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Since 1949, OPHA has served as a catalyst for development in the Public Health sector.

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Nutrition Resource Centre

Credible public health nutrition at your fingertips.

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Strengthening the capacity of health professionals across all care settings and in all communities across Ontario.

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Supplemented foods - a growing trend

Supplemented foods - a growing trend

Vitamin waters, cereals with ginseng, fruit beverages with added vitamin B …
The food environment is changing. Is the public ready?

Supplemented foods containing added vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbal and/or bioactive ingredients are more and more prominent in today's food marketplace, and their labels may include directions for use and/or caution statements. Can consumers accurately understand and evaluate labels on supplemented foods to make informed decisions?

Attend this webinar to learn about a Knowledge Translation and Exchange Strategy to inform clear labelling and educate consumers on identifying supplemented foods, understanding label information, and making informed decisions. You will also have the opportunity to share your needs for education and resources on this topic.


Jennifer Barber received her Masters degree in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences from the University of Guelph.  She began her career at Health Canada in 2005 as an evaluator with the Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate.  In 2007, Jennifer joined the Bureau of Nutritional Sciences, Food Directorate where she worked as the project lead for products at the food-natural health product interface.  Since 2012, Jennifer has been the Acting Section Head for Special Purpose Foods, Bureau of Nutritional Sciences, which is responsible for Temporary Marketing Authorization requests for supplemented foods.  In addition to this role, she leads the supplemented food file at the Food Directorate.

Elaine De Grandpré, M.H.Sc., RD has been working in the field of nutrition for over 25 years.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Montreal and her Master’s of Health Science in Community Nutrition from the University of Toronto.  Her areas of expertise are nutrition education and communication.  Elaine has been with Health Canada since 2004; previously as Manager of Promotion for the Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion and more recently as Manager of Food and Nutrition Education in the Bureau of Nutritional Sciences of the Food Directorate.  Some of her past projects include the 2007 revision of Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide, the Eat Well and Be Active Toolkit for educators, and the Nutrition Facts Education Campaign.  More recently she has been involved in the proposed revision to nutrition labelling in Canada and the development of a Knowledge Translation and Exchange Strategy for supplemented foods.  She lives in Ottawa and during her free time likes cooking, walking along the Rideau Canal and participating in outdoor activities in beautiful Gatineau Park.


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